Originally Posted by Michael
I have something similar and never use them. The way I look at it is, If i have to get close the the rack I might as well put the board up. I don't see the point of going over and swiveling it toward me to load the board.
There's more to a swivel rack than just loading boards. If you ever put your boat in a covered slip, you wouldn't be able to without smacking all your boards on the roof poles.
Swivels are awesome. Not only for fitting in a slip, but also rafting up with people. Just swing the swivels in and now you're not banging each others towers. I'd go swivel any day of the week over a non-swivel, even given the added cost.